Learning Objectives

13.1 Summarize historical and contemporary views of aging in Western and non-Western cultures.

13.2 Describe some of the multidimensional changes that occur with age.

13.3 Identify factors related to healthy aging in multigenerational families.

13.4 Discuss the socioemotional, cognitive, and gender-related aspects of retirement.

13.5 Explain some key aspects of how seniors interact with their partners, adult children, and grandchildren in contemporary families.